March 7, 2011: President Barack Obama reversed a two-year ban on military trials in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
March 8, 1917: The cloture rule (Rule 22) is adopted by Congress to limit filibusters. Under this rule, the Senate was able to end a debate with a two-thirds majority vote.
March 9, 1841: The Supreme Court rules that illegally kidnapped African slaves who had rebelled on the Spanish ship La Armistad in 1839 had acted as free men and were entitled to take necessary measures to escape captivity.
March 10, 1880: The Salvation Army was founded in the United States. The social service organization was first founded in England by William Booth and operates in 90 countries today.
March 11, 1993: The first female Attorney General of the U.S., Janet Reno, was sworn in. She became the longest serving attorney general in the 20th Century.
March 12, 1933: President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first president address to the nation. It became the first of the “Fireside Chats.”
March 13, 1868: The Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.